Human Resources

Certificate - 18 credits

About this program
This program is designed to prepare students to enter the Human Resources field and supports continued professional growth for those currently in the field. Students are provided with a basic understanding of key human resource practices and how to support and manage them. The certificate program is transferable to the Human Resources Associate of Applied Science and Associate of Science degrees.
Program outcomes
  1. Understand and apply applicable federal, state and local employment regulations to human resource functions.
  2. Understand the strategic impact that human resources has within today's business environment.
  3. Utilize critical thinking skills to analyze and solve problems related to human resource programs and situations.
Minnesota State Community and Technical College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, a regional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. The Higher Learning Commission 230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500 Chicago, IL 60604-1411 Phone: 312.263.0456 / 800.621.7440

Curriculum overview

Credits Requirement type
9 Required courses
9 Restricted electives in courses
18 Total


Required Courses:

Course Credits
HRES1122 - Human Resource Management 3
HRES1126 - Talent Acquisition 3
HRES1130 - Benefits Administration 3

9 credits from one or more of these courses:

Course Credits
BUS1100 - Business Computers 3
BUS1141 - Introduction to Business 3
HRES1134 - Training and Development 3
HRES2204 - Policy Administration 3
HRES2212 - Strategic Compensation 3
HRES2224 - Employee/Labor Relations 3
HRES2245 - Human Resources Internship 1
HRES2252 - Human Resource Systems 2